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Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
the fruited plains america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good with brotherhood ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ >> so appropriate to have the prayer from father coughlan, roman catholic faith was central to the life of senator kennedy, even when he strayed or sometimes crashed off the straight and narrow life, he always came back to the church. that's his son, patrick, you see in the foreground, standing at the hearse, the body of his father. >> thank you very much for attending. eternal rest granted unto him, oh, lord, and let perpetual life shine upon him. may he rest in peace. may his soul and outlet souls of the faithfully departed to the mercy of god rest in peace. ame amen. >> senator bobby byrd talking with lawrence schribe in the background. there was no detailed program for this part of the motorcade. so, we'll ask you to bear with us. we don't know quite what to expect next. i think that might have been the conclusion of what they wanted to do here, give an opportunity to the senate staffers to come out. pat leahy, senate of the judicial committee i
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Aug 29, 2009 1:00pm EDT
that this family is inextricably tied to the fabric of america. as teddy realized as he was writing his memoir. and perhaps not inheriting the seat that may not come to pass. in this generation. but look at all those little faces. they have lives yet to be written. >> the freckle-faced children that we remember through the many generations. and today's generation on display. >> military pall bearers, leaving the vehicle now. to paraphrase one of his favorite poetry selections that we heard repeated during the mass, ted kennedy has miles to go before he arrives at his final resting place later today. his body will now be taken to hanscomb air force base in boston and flown to andrews air force base. they'll drive by capitol hill, and they'll stop and be greeted by members of senator kennedy's staff. as you may know, among many things senator kennedy was known for compiling absolutely the best and brightest staff on capitol hill. it grew in size as his power grew. and it has launched so many other famous careers. a current supreme court justice, stephen brier, just one of them. they're going to
NBC
Aug 2, 2009 11:00am EDT
it is being done. and it is immoral for a -- for the united states of america to have tens of billions of people without health insurance and adequate health care. that's a bad thing. that is not american. >> the three big buzz words are cost, quality and coverage. we know some trillion dollar plan will probably cover more people. will it decrease costs? the c.b.o. says no. people say, why would we do that? that's not clear. in fact that have private insurance already, have said in the "wall street journal" poll, they think it is going to get worse, there's a public auction out there and maybe they're a private company will water down their insurance man and i might say, my company is not great, so maybe i'll go on the public plan. that's how everybody is thinking. that's why this has gotten away from the president. he's got to do a better job about selling why it is worth this. >> he's got a complicated argument. the republicans came in with a simple bumper sticker. government takeover of health care and everybody hates it. and he adds, things get worse if we don't do anything, how do
NBC
Aug 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
-- to boost relations between america and of those countries. >> our team coverage continues with kate live in the studio. >> maryland officials highlight senator kennedy's accomplishments, the work he did, and the way he did it. >> i present to this convention, senator edward kennedy. >> she cochaired his 1980 presidential campaign and introduced into the crowd at the national convention. in a conversation on wednesday, she shared memories of her colleague and friend. >> ted kennedy had the courage of his conviction. he had such a great gift of working across party lines. it being willing to compromise without compromising his ideals. that is what he would want us to do now. >> across maryland, leaders pause honor his legacy. >> [unintelligible] >> from the moment of silence at the city hall to the courts in annapolis. >> my condolences go out to the kennedy family, the shriver family, and the towns and family -- townshend family. >> he said, i saw firsthand his dedication to build a society for america. it will be deeply missed. many officials called kennedy a hero and a mentor, including
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Aug 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
and america wife. then he put the cat in a bag filled with rocks and threw it in lynch point. some say the punishment just isn't enough. >> i think there needs to be a bigger lesson here. there definitely needs to be counselling on top of more jail time. people need to know this is unacceptable. a lot of people say it is just a cat or an animal, but it is a living being. >> abel and mcdowell were released on their own recoming distance. >> and a cat cruelty case in howard county has ended with a 74-day jail sentence. that is how long he will spend behind bars after police found 74 dead cats in her columbia home in 2006. official responded to the home after neighbors complained about an odd other. four people are covering after an accident involving an ambulance in southwest baltimore. city medical number 12 collided with a small s.u.v. at the intersection of edmonton avenue and dennniso street. the two people in the s.u.v. were treated at the university of maryland medical center. >> exactly how this descend occurred has not yet been determined. we have our investigators on location to
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Aug 29, 2009 6:00am EDT
our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. our teddy, changed america. >> his personal life revolved around family. he embraced the role of patriarch. >> every single one of my brothers and sisters needed a father. we gained 130 uncle teddy. >> teddy has become a part of history. we have become the ones who have to deal with all of the things he would have done. >> larger-than-life figure in family and politics. he is inspiring the next generation to follow in his footsteps. following the ceremony, his body will be taken to arlington national cemetery where he will be very very close to his brothers. nbc news. >> you can much's funeral live right here on wbal-tv 11 at 10:00 this morning. at 5:30 in the afternoon, we will carry his burial plot. and meet the press will be a special tribute to him and the family dynasty on sunday morning. ♪ >> our other big story is a tropical stanley that we have been falling. >> heavy rains have been moving through the area overnight. >> john collins has been calling its a flat tire. >> danny is deflated considerably, no longer a tropical s
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Aug 28, 2009 11:00pm EDT
. >> connecticut senator chris dodd. >> and john fitzgerald kennedy inspired america. robert kennedy challenged america. our teddy changed america. >> kennedy crossed the aisle to work with republicans, like his friend john mccain. >> a fight not joined was a fight not enjoyed. >> a video portrait of ted kennedy as the captain of the family's sailboat. >> ceylon, my friend. sail on. >> teddy has become a part of history. we have to do all the things he would have done for us, for each other, and for our country. ♪ >> tomorrow, the senator will be eulogized by president obama to whom kennedy said he was passing the torch. and at arlington national cemetery, kennedy will be buried next to his brothers. >> and of course you could what senator kennedy's funeral live right here on wbal at 10:00 tomorrow morning. at 5:30, nbc news will carry his burial live. his life, legacy, and the family dynasty is sunday morning at 10:00. a disturbing discovery inside a county home. 21 dogs found living in deplorable conditions on seabreeze drive in orchard beach. we have more with where the dogs were taken. >>
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Aug 11, 2009 5:00pm EDT
optics straight to your home, for razor sharp tv, america's top rated internet-- now even faster, and crystal clear phone service. all for just... for 6 months. it's like getting 3 services for the price of 2. that's a $180 savings over six months for the best in home entertainment. don't miss this unbeatable value 3 great services, for the price of 2. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v this if fios. this is big. >> we have some breaking news into the 11 newsroom. you are looking at live pictures of divers. a plane collided with a sightseeing helicopter. seven bodies have been pulled from the water so far including the helicopter. the melons governor's mansion is a bit greener tonight. other plant upgrades include energy efficient lighting and temperature controls. they have ramped up recycling, planted a vegetable garden, and it installed a new irrigation system that uses collected rainwater. >> score another head for cheap aspirin. it can help: cancer patient. they can benefit from taking aspirin along with the surgery and chemotherapy
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Aug 3, 2009 3:30am EDT
and center today. we're joined by the authors of the just. published book "the battle for america 2008," dan balz and haynes johnson. and to twormer congressmen, democrat harold ford jr. of tennessee and republican j.c. watts of oklahoma. but first the president's chief economic adviser, the director of the national economic council, dr. larry summers. welcome back to "meet the press." >> good to be with you, david. >> the good news this week is that the economy shrank in the second quarter of the year but hess than expected and as so many americans know unemployment is still a big problem. is the recession over? >> we're certainly in a very different place than we were. six months ago, the economy was in a nosedive, people were talking about the possibility of another depression, the statistics all suggested a vertical decline. none of that is the situation right now. we're certainly starting to see a turnaround, a turnaround in production that leaves most professional forecasters to expect that if you look at economic output over the next six months it's actually likely to start to increas
NBC
Aug 9, 2009 2:30am EDT
report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program. "the wall street journal report." now, maria bartiromo. >> now here's a look at some of the stories in the headlines this week. >> here's a look at what's making news as we enter a new week on wall street. for the first time since april of 2008, the unemployment rate actually fell. the jobs report for july was released on friday and it showed the economy lost 247,000 jobs. better than what many economists had expected. the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent. the better than expected report is a strong signal the recession is ending. monday the s&p 500 closed over 1,000 for the first time since november, the nasdaq over 2,000 for the first time since october. the markets were flat mid-week. and rose on friday. with a helping hand from the cash for clunkers program vehicle sales in july got a boost. ford up 2%, the first year over year increase since last august. gm, chrysler and toyota were down. several dow components reported this week. kraft, crocker and cisco beat analyst estimates. the u.s.
NBC
Aug 10, 2009 6:30pm EDT
arm organizing for america has mobilized, tapping an e-mail list in the millions to encourage supporters to drop by local congressional offices. >> hi. this is my first year in a doughnut hole and it's quite a frightening think to go through. >> reporter: with numerous recent support showing support for health care reform eroding and the pre's approval numbers with it, today in mexico, mr. obama dismissed admissions it is taking a political toll. >> understand, though, i'm not acting based on short-term political calculations. i'm looking at what's best for the country long term. if i had been making short-term political calculations, i wouldn't be standing here as president because nobody calculated that i could win the presidency. >> reporter: well, the president tomorrow could experience this new town hall dynamic firsthand. he'll travel to new hampshire to talk health care. brian? >> savannah guthrie in guadalajara, mexico, to start us off tonight. savannah, thanks. >>> this was a deadly day in iraq. the kind of day iraqis had hoped was behind them. a series of bombings le
NBC
Aug 4, 2009 11:00pm EDT
.s. is ready to help address their food supply problem. america is prepared to take a new approach to combating hunger in africa. >> the united states understands that it has to be more than providing food during emergencies. it has to be focused on sustainable solutions 200 and food security and poverty. -- solutions to food security and party. >> -- poverty. >> we are told that dozens of people were helped by the efforts of a crew. >> a lot more than that. an amazing statistic here. according to the u.s. navy, the crew helped more than 100,000 people and 13,000 animals in a six-country mission. tonight, it is all about coming home. sometimes the best sound bites are found when nothing is set at all. families, friends finally getting to see their loved ones after four months at sea. >> it breaks your heart to see the work they are doing. >> she is waiting for her son. she followed his every move on his blogge and remembered one story that he told her. >> about the boys who were burned and went miles to get comfort. their bodies were badly burned. >> the ship set out on the seabed in april. it
NBC
Aug 6, 2009 6:00pm EDT
at 6:00. 2009 is an historic year for america. the senate confirmed judge sonia sotomayor to that supreme court. >> she will become the first hispanic to serve on the high court. we begin on capitol hill tonight. >> today's centistoke -- senate vote comes today. >> the nomination of sonia sotomayor of new york to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the united states is confirmed. >> an historic moment capitol hill as senators voted to confirm judge sonia sotomayor as the first latina's supreme court justice. >> this is a wonderful day for judge sotomayor and her family. i also think it is a wonderful day for america. >> president obama's first supreme court pick was widely -- critics repeatedly questioned her impartiality. thursday's final debate, the return to the president's comment that he wanted a just as with into the spirit >> the power to rule on empathy is the power to rule on prejudice. >> unfortunately, judge sotomayor's speeches and writings reveal a judicial philosophy that highlights the importance of personal preferences and believes. >> her suppo
NBC
Aug 13, 2009 4:30am EDT
, here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. pennsylvania police are searching for a woman who used pepper spray on a clerk when authorities say he tried to stop her from shoplifting. the employee became suspicious after he claimed to see the woman putting dvds into a handbag. when he confronted her, she pulled out a can of mace and sprayed him in the face before running off. >>> when the masked men entered the establishment, it was full of off-duty police officers who were in town for a golf tournament. needless to say, the suspect was quickly tackled and arrested. >>> it was a sticky situation for a woman in phoenix who discovered thousands of bees living under her bathtub. animal experts were called in to remove the hive by cutting a hole in her house. free honey may sound like a sweet opportunity, but officials say in time the bees would have become far more dangerous. >>> and in california, officials are warning some people to stay indoors after a black bear was spotted in a residential neighborhood. the animal estimated at 350 pounds was even
NBC
Aug 16, 2009 2:30am EDT
you can save money, because of it. the "wall street journal report" starts right now. this is america's number one financial news program, the "wall street journal report." now, maria bartiromo. >> hello, i'm bill griffeth, and maria will be along in a few minutes. >> here is a look at what is making news as we head into a new week on wall street. as anticipated, the federal reserve's open market committee kept a key interest rate at or near zero percent. the fed statement though which provides important insights into how the members of the ofmc are thinking is slightly more optimistic than it had been. and the open committee says that the economy appears to have a bottom and economic activity is leveling out. that helped to push the markets higher wednesday and the dow was up 100 points after two days' declines and the dow rose again thursday, but fell on friday. retail sales numbers released by the government were disappointing and the commerce department said they edged down by .1% in july. most analysts had been anticipating a slight increase. an astonishing number from general mo
NBC
Aug 16, 2009 11:00am EDT
14 months to get to morning in america. here's reagan at the same point obama is at now. >> we're starting down a road that i believe will lead us out of the economic swamp we've been in. it'll take time for the effective tax rate reductions to be felt in increased savings, and productivity and new jobs. it'll take time for the budget cuts to reduce deficits. the thing to do is to hold to a firm steady course. >> here's what is left over from george bush. first the bailouts last fall. the housing bubble. the spending on iraq. but critics say obama's problems are partly his own making. first, a lack of a stiff punch. and now his health care plan that some say could be too big. wike, we're heavily invested in this president, almost a billion dollar in stimulus spending. lots of action already. can he just blame it on the last guy. >> he's beginning to own. that's why we're seeing changes in his upon later -- pap later but the questions people are asking are these changes cyclical or permanent. i think they're permanent. barack obama has to deal with the fact that the economy is c
NBC
Aug 28, 2009 4:30am EDT
stories making news "early today" in america. >>> in south carolina, police dash cam video shows why one officer lost his job. the cop was trailing a group of teens on an atv. when they do pull over, the cop pushes him and hits him multiple times with a flashlight. he was fired after the police chief saw this video. >>> deja vu. this captures the man's 22nd dui violation. the suspect failed his field sobriety test and was later found to have five times the legal alcohol limit. at the time he was pulled over, he had a revoked license and three warrants out for his arrest. >>> florida residents are dealing with an unexpected effect of the depressed economy. this is it. vacant homes serving as prime real estate for massive killer bee colonies. a bee remover found 20,000 bees buzzing on one porch alone. without new homeowners moving in, his winged residents likely will continue to invade houses. >>> a new wax sculpture of the late king of pop was unveiled in los angeles. the $300,000 figure shows michael jackson in wardrobe laid out for the concerts he had planned in london. publicists claim
NBC
Aug 4, 2009 6:00pm EDT
it will be fixed. the hospital ship returned this afternoon after a four-month trek to south america. >> mounted officers have been part of the baltimore landscaped and the city police department for 120 years, but soon they could be gone, that is unless they find $200,000 needed to care for the horses. rob roblin is live downtown. >> this unit has been here since 1888. it is the oldest, continuously running horse patrol unit in the country. >> he knows that you are going to bring him home, so he will bring you home. >> they will quickly tell you what a valuable unit it is. >> crowd control, burglaries. it is an ominous presence. even downtown. people will come up and talk to you and give you information that it would not give a regular patrol officer. >> unless the unit gets $200,000, the unit will be dissolved. >> it would be terrible for the city. it is a tradition. >> the mounted unit is a part of history. it would be a shame to lose it. >> then there is the public relations aspect. everybody wants to pat the horse or take a picture. gov. martin o'malley knows the value of the unit and hopes
NBC
Aug 5, 2009 5:30am EDT
america and the caribbean. the rate to help 100,000 people and 13,000 animals. -- they were able to help 100,000 people and 13,000 animals. >> sometimes the best sound bites are found when nothing is set at all. family and friends are getting to see their loved ones after several months at sea. >> it touches your heart. >> people like this person was waiting for her son. she followed his every move on his blog remembered one story that stuck with her. >> about the boys that were burned. they walked miles to get to the ship. they did work on them. their bodies were badly burned. >> it set out on the seabed in april visiting six let american and caribbean countries along the way, providing medical and dental care for humans and animals, performing almost 1700 surgery's. crewmembers were busy renovating buildings and constructing schools. >> building friendships, building relationships, and treating patients. that is what we did. >> a senior officer was one of the members who says these experience was unbelievable. >> the job after their treatment can look up at you with a smile. you cannot
NBC
Aug 6, 2009 5:00am EDT
with modified loans. lenders have not changed a single mortgage. bank of america modified 4% of eligible loans. wells fargo modified only 6%. colleges are offering green degree programs. more students are interested in the environment. a variety of programs will be popping up like a technical training to operate wind turbines. some universities are offering mba's in new areas. >> investors are waking up to headlines of aig. michelle steel joins us live with that story and the rest of the business news in the bloomberg news report. >> good morning. aig is well known for getting billions of dollars from the government. now the guy who led the insurance company for 38 years may be facing a federal government lawsuit. they may sue the executive. he was pushed out during a government probe into its business. they accused of hiding losses and inflating reserves. the government is weighing a reorganization of fannie mae and freddie mac. they may put it in a government supported corporation. no decision has been made yet on whether to go through with the good bank-bad bank option. stock futures are pr
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Aug 17, 2009 5:00pm EDT
and internal control procedures. the team made attempts to contact the company. bank of america is taking over the servicing of most of the loans. if you recently made payment, the fha said your payment should have been received and transferred to bac home servicing. you can find answers on our website wbaltv.com. just click on i-team. >> coming up, stomach cancer is one of these toughest -- one of the toughest cancers to treat. as your children have back to school, they may be nervous about their first day. how to get them ready for the upcoming school year. >> president obama talks to the veterans of foreign wars about his two wars in iraq and afghanistan. that story is coming up. >> the city works on an abandoned car problem. >> michael jackson was known for his music but he could be known his music but he could be known for something oh yea, well for 6 months, customers get all three: fios tv, internet and phone for just $79.99 a month. oh, all right, see... you're just moving your fingers, aren't you? i gotta cut my nails. (announcer) now get three amazing fios services for the price of t
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Aug 28, 2009 5:30am EDT
for 88¢ plus, save on denim at america's biggest back to school levi's sale kids' backpacks are only $11.99 athletic shoes are $38.99 all bath towels are buy one, get one for 88¢ plus, night and day doorbusters go to jcp.com and see everything on sale. style, quality and price matter. jcpenney >> good morning. sarah caldwell texting on your commute. hist there are problems. and norman avenue there are downed wires. there is flooding in towson at circle road. all lanes are closed as a result of that. traveling southbound on the b.w.i. parkway there's an accident. at marysville on marysville road at ridge there is a closure. there's a five minute ride on southbound 95. the roads are slick. baltimore national pipe on the west side on your screen. at liberty it is running smoothly, no delays in the white marsh area either. the rest of the major is looking pretty good. let's get the latest on the buses and trains with kurt kroncke of the mta. >> good morning. we have a few diversions on the buses. 13 northcom diverting and washington boulevard. and federal. the 27 bus diverting at howard and
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Aug 5, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. >> all made right here in the u.s. of day. right here in america. >> when mr. obama came to here in february, kicking off the stimulus plan, unemployment was 15.3%. now it is 16.8%. more americans are telling pollsters that they feel left out. president obama told nbc he is aware. a problem that he is trying to fix. >> rescued the economy from the brink, and you are starting to see unemployment dropped a little bit. >> protesters are interrupting democratic events. upstate new york, house majority leader. pennsylvania senate democrat arlen specter. >> we have to make adjustments and very fast. >> in an advertisement, the democratic party claims the destructions are organized by republican leaders. >> they have called out the mob. >> president obama took a shot. >> suddenly they are blaming the other folks. >> he is sending out his vice president and cabinet officials to give a lot more stimulus funds and talk up recovery. republicans are urging conservatives to dog every democrat to confront them on the economy and on health care. >> it is a dangerous trend on waterways. more vot
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Aug 18, 2009 6:00am EDT
. this looks like a good spot. you kin' do it. america runs on dunkin'. treat yourself today with an authentic caramel swirl iced latte. >> good morning. here's the latest on traffic. we are still dealing with some of the same problems we have been dealing with all morning. a downed tree in owings mills. a water main break in nottingham, southbound bel air road is closed. the ossining traffic is northbound there. -- they are alternating traffic northbound there. glenn burnie, the accident as close crain highway in both directions. the alternate is ritchie highway or 97. here is a live look at the beltway. there is an accident on the outer loop to the shoulder. it is not affecting traffic. they relied on 95. -- very light on 95. >> we are dealing with a little bit of haze and humidity outside. a lot of heat and humidity is expected today. we are expecting rain showers late afternoon. let's take a look on our satellite picture. most of the clouds are off down to the south and west. 71 degrees at the airport. temperatures in the mid 70's this morning. by lunchtime, a few more clouds are expected.
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Aug 29, 2009 9:00am EDT
. him. >> they followed him. >> john fitzgerald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. our teddy, changed america. >> his personal life revolved around family. he embraced the role of patriarch. >> every single one of my brothers and sisters needed a father. we gained 130 uncle teddy. -- one through an uncle teddy. >> teddy has become a part ofwe have become the ones who have he would have done. >> larger-than-life figure in family and politics. he is inspiring the next generation to follow in his footsteps. once again live here. a lot of people are beginning to arrive. we are expecting president obama later this morning will give the eulogy after the funeral services ted kennedy's body will be taken to arlington cemetery were he will be buried near his brothers and jack and robert. in boston, now back to you. >> you can watch his funeral live right here. at 5:30 in the afternoon, we will carry is very alive. there will be a special tribute to him on meet the press. that is tomorrow. it is following 11 news at 10. >>a disturbing discovery at a home. horribl
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Aug 25, 2009 12:35am EDT
that said, "i'm just going to get it through, suck on it america, if you don't like it." [ laughter ] >> conan: do you -- obama -- do you think obama needs to get to that level of toughness? >> he needs to marry his good ideas with that kind of attitude. they asked dick cheney once, "most of americans are against the iraq war." do you remember what he said? "so." [ light laughter ] in other words, "we got elected. you have your opinions fine, that's what twitter is for." [ light laughter ] "but, i'm going to do what i have to do." that's what obama should do. he should wake up tomorrow and say, "jesus told me to fix health care." [ laughter ] i'm certain of that. seriously. [ cheers and applause ] >> conan: but he does -- it's one thing to say -- it's one thing to say he needs to get tough, but we have a two party system. he needs those votes. he has to convince -- >> he doesn't need those votes. that's the point. he does not need those votes. they have 60 votes. they only need 51. >> conan: but there is something to be said probably for making, in a two party -- >>
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Aug 17, 2009 2:30am EDT
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Aug 4, 2009 4:30am EDT
stories making news early today in america. >>> ohio police subdude an elderly woman threatening people with a clive. cell phone video from a bystander captured the 84-year-old woman walking around a walmart parking lot responding to reports she threatened other people and threatening to cut them. an officer pulled the woman to the ground. witnesses believe the cop used too much force against the elderly woman. she was treated for head injuries but not charged with a crime. >>> cameras captured liquor thieves in florida walking out with pricey bottles lining the legs of their pants. surveillance video shows one man distracting a clerk while another man stuffs expensive bottles of alcohol down his pants. police believe the criminal duo ridding their pants with pouches to hold the bottles. the two have stolen thousands dollars of liquor from various stores. >>> two people were rescued from a pennsylvania river after their pleasure boat tanked. the coast guard says one of those victims was pulled from the chilly waters by a good samaritan. the 15-foot boat the victims were on sank around n
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Aug 5, 2009 4:30am EDT
at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> three shocks from a taser were no match for one tennessee suspect. the 300-pound man appeared unphased after an officer tasered him for resisting arrest. he got up and started walking oo away, so another cop shot a taser at him. that didn't phase him either. despite the man pulling off probes, police eventually took down the suspect and arrested him. >>> fireballs erupted for hours from a burning michigan fuel storage facility. the fire sent sploiding oil barrels high into the air, forcing firefighters to retreat the blaze and residents to evacuate for miles. officials say only an unmanned track shooting flame-retardant foam could be used. >>> torrential rains caused major flooding in kentucky and left a parking lot of churchill downs, home to the kentucky derby, looking more like a marina. the main library is under three and a half feet of standing water. some residents are stranded in their homes and thousands have lost power. >>> president obama celebrated his 48th birthday in washington, d.c. but he didn't party alone.
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Aug 5, 2009 12:00pm EDT
straight to your home, for razor sharp tv, america's top rated internet-- now even faster, and crystal clear phone service. all for just... for 6 months. it's like getting 3 services for the price of 2. that's a $180 savings over six months for the best in home entertainment. don't miss this unbeatable value 3 great services, for the price of 2. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v this if fios. this is big. >> a controversy judge on the reality show "america and i know" is going home. paula abdul is leaving the show after eight seasons. the fox network confirmed the report today. she was a successful singer and dancer before she joined " american idol." >>> instead of tweeting about their mood or a favorite song, some companies are discovering they get better service by using twitter. why many major companies are paying attention to twitter. >> got a complaint? you call the customer service line, you often hear something like this. >> your call is important to us. please stay on the line. >> sometimes you never get an answer. >> the people you
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Aug 6, 2009 4:30am EDT
. >> big relief for those families. >>> now here's a look at some other news "early today" in america. >>> one man didn't have enough trouble on his hands. during a hearing in which he pled guilty, the defendant spat in the judge's face. deputies escorted the man out of the courtroom. so far no additional charges have been filed for that spitting. >> electrifying video from an lightning striking a tower. fortunately, it had a camera rolling at its base. the structure is grounded so it didn't cause any damage. >>> one powerful storm in indiana did cause plenty of devastating destruction there. a dozen homes were damaged or demolished. entire roofs were just ripped from some of these homes. the national weather service is still trying to determine if that storm qualifies as a tornado or heavy winds. fortunately, no injuries have been reported. >>> a mississippi organization is hoping a melon that could feed an army will help raise a chunk of money for veterans. the local american legion post will auction off this 158-pound watermelon donated by one of its auctions were proceeds will go
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Aug 6, 2009 11:00pm EDT
and her family. i think it is a wonderful day for america. >> his first pick was expected to win confirmation. supporters praised her life story and accomplishedments. thursday's final debate return to the president's comment to rule on apathy. >> her speeches and writings of the years revealed a philosophy that highlights the importance of personal preferences. >> but supporters fired back. >> there is no record of substituting her personal views for the law. >> in the end, nine republicans across the aisle to vote for her. she will be sworn in on saturday in two ceremonies, a private one and a public one. television cameras will be allowed for the first time. >> there is coverage of the judge's confirmation on the website. we have posted reaction from the president and senators. go to wbaltv.com. barbara mikulski was among those who voted to confirm the judge this afternoon. she met with reporters at mercy medical center. she has been recovering after breaking her ankle and having reconstructive surgery. she says she has been keeping an eye on major developments like health car
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Aug 7, 2009 4:30am EDT
. >> this is a wonderful day for judge sotomayor and her family, but i also think it's a wonderful day for america. >> reporter: a good day, too, for car buyers. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: the senate pumped $2 billion more into the cash for clunkers program. >> helping to save and create jobs and really get our automobile sector moving forward again. >> reporter: but moving the whole nation forward is what sotomayor's backers say her confirmation accomplished. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> after celebrating victories on those two issues, president obama will return his attention to the issue of health care. there is more focus on the organized increasingly mob-like criticism by conservative opponents. the latest flash point was in florida last night where a town hall meeting broke out into chaos. hundreds of people shouting the word tyranny drowned out comments by a strong supporter of the proposal. backers also got involved, shoving, leaving one man with a torn shirt and visible scratches on his chest. incidents like this have been playing out with increasing frequenc
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Aug 10, 2009 11:00pm EDT
coaster in california this afternoon. riders on great america's theme parks roller-coaster had to be lowered one at that time. it took about four and a half hours to get everyone off safely. authorities blamed mechanical failure for that accident. today, divers found yet another body and wreckage from this begins mid-air collision over the hudson river. there is just one more crash victim unaccounted for. reporter kristin dahlgren has that story. >> in the murky waters off the shore, they suspended the search before they were finally able to pinpoint what they believe was the plane's wreckage from saturday's mid-air collision. >> the water in this area that they're looking is very deep. they have continued to have positive hits from their scanning sonar throughout the day. they're working to verify those targets to see if they can pull up the aircraft. >> twisted metal already pulled from the hudson tells the tale of how the small plane and sightseeing helicopter were torn apart in an instant. 911 calls the gop panicked moment. those along the waterfront of the two -- 911 calls
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Aug 11, 2009 4:30am EDT
reduced to rubble. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. 24 people in california were strandeded when a roller coaster broke down. there were no injuries. it took four and a half hours to rescue everyone. dangling between three to seven stories in the air, amazing. the riders were removed one at a time by crews in cherry-pickers. officials say a broken chain caused the coaster to stop. >>> a 13-vehicle accident in ohio killed two people and sent ten others it a hospital. multiple cars collided at an intersection. two of the vehicles involved did not stop moving and triggered another pile-up five blocks away. investigators believe that medical conditions may have prevented those two drivers from stopping. >>> surveillance cameras at a store in georgia captured a frightening robbery on take. police are looking for the suspect seen wearing a stocking mask and pointing a gun at the two employees. the bandit is still at large. >>> a high-speed police chase in philadelphia took an unexpected turn when the trooper realized that the car was actually r
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Aug 15, 2009 11:00pm EDT
-american of disagreement. >> while the president will continue his campaign, trying to convince america that health care reform is not about politics. >> in a nutshell, he is trying to steer this debate from a screaming match back to a cold discussion of the facts. >> some maryland residents are prepared for the winter heating season now. we will show you how. and back to school. tonight, the message from e nba star rudy day. not the seasonal flu but or the swine flu, but the dog flu. a new virus is affecting canines, but what is the impact on humans? >> a great day outside today, and we will talk about how long this comfortable weather patt >> from morgan state university to downtown, that is how far they walked for homeless men. the goal was to raise money while promoting a positive change for their lives. money raised from today's march will support baltimore's helping up mission. a positive message and a backpack full of supplies is how ready date is sending kids back to school. he hosted a special back-to- school party. the maryland native encouraged children to get a healthy start back to school.
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Aug 18, 2009 11:00pm EDT
two weeks of town hall meetings where the public option pit big issue, nbc news finds that america has changed its mind now opposing the public option 47%-43%. >> the public does not have the appetite for big government will change in health care right now. >> one republican said this. >> the bottom line is that a public option is resented by a lot of republicans and some democrats because we see it as the first step towards the government takeover of health care. >> obama says republicans like him are skimming the public by spreading falsehoods -- are scaring the public by spreading falsehoods. >> well maybe you are too old for a pacemaker and you need a painkiller. the president should not decide what kind of health care we are going to get. >> the public option is his preferred method to add choice and competition. >> many democrats say it sounds like a presidential cave in on a key part of reform. >> coming up, if you are in need of a job, baltimore may be a great place to live. the surprising job information released in a survey up ahead. and a super hacker gaining access to 130 m
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Aug 21, 2009 4:30am EDT
" in america. a police officer's dash cam captured a shocking head-on collision in indiana. it rammed directly into that officer. neither the officer nor that 18-year-old driver was seriously injured. the driver had not been drinking before that crash. >>> a car jacker caused a boat load of trouble in the state of connecticut. the suspect stole a truck towing a 32-foot boat. the pursuit ended when that $175,000 boat toppleded off the trailer and slides along the highway. the driver then stopped and was apprehend apprehended. >>> in florida, a jewelry store employee was ambushed at a gas station. surveillance video shows the 81-year-old at the pump when four masked men pulled up, jumped the man and grabbed a $20,000 bag of jewelry all in 15 seconds. no arrests in this case have been made. >>> a deputy in iowa had a front row view for wild weather there. his dash cam video was rolling when a tornado touched down right in front of him. no one was hurt from that twister but it caused a significant amount of property damage. >>> an illinois woman learned it is bad when anyone drives into your busin
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Aug 21, 2009 12:00pm EDT
is being sincere when he says the phrase "nice to see you." and a look inside the latest list of america's top colleges could find out which two universities tied for the top spot. >> we have a severe thunderstorm warning for york, pennsylvania. that is in effect until 1:00 this afternoon. it is 89 right now at the airport. 91 at the inne explain. oh yea, well for 6 months, customers get all three: fios tv, internet and phone for just $79.99 a month. oh, all right, see... you're just moving your fingers, aren't you? i gotta cut my nails. (announcer) now get three amazing fios services for the price of two. tv, internet, and phone for only... it all adds up to one incredible deal from fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v now to sign up. and get fios tv - ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction by j.d. power and associates america's top rated internet-- now even faster, and crystal clear phone service. all for just... it's like getting 3 services for the price of 2. that's a 180 dollars savings over six months for the best in home ente
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Aug 23, 2009 1:00pm EDT
-safe america shows nearly half of middle-schoolers have been victims of cyber-bullying. nearly half also admit they've been the bully. some kids do it for laughs some kids do it to get a reaction and some kids do it because they're friends were victims and they wanted revenge. wiredsafety.org created the teenangels to help educate kids about staying safe online. members of this chapter at new york's ursuline school helped younger students identify cyberbullying. greg, a high school student, was changing in the locker room one day after school, when his friend matt took an embarrassing picture of him. within seconds the picture was sent among all the cell phones at the school. even though many kids have been victims of cyberbullying, they don't tell their parents. >> we have found over 60 reasons why kids say they do not want to tell their parents. they are worried they will be considered a tattletale by their friends, they're worried that their parents will get worried and take away their computer. this 6th grader, also named didn't tell her parents because the boy doing the bullying was a fam
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Aug 23, 2009 1:30pm EDT
's video scrapbook, nicole takes us to visit a part of america that you might not realize is part of america! >> reporter: welcome to the caribbean island of puerto rico. we're in san juan, the capital and largest city. although christopher columbus landed here in 1493, europeans didn't start to settle in puerto rico until 1508. that's when the explorer ponce de leon founded the first settlement. he's the guy who's famous for trying to find the fountain of youth. the san juan cathedral is a favorite stop for tourists. this is where ponce de leon is buried. not only that, but marc anthony got married here to his first wife. puerto rico means "rich port." it was an important stop for spanish ships carrying gold and silver from the new world. and that attracted pirates of the caribbean, as well as european invaders. now, ships of a different kind come here -- puerto rico is a popular port for cruises. in fact, tourism is one of the island's most important industries. to get a taste of san juan's past, all you have to do is just walk around. high on the "must see" list is el morro one
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Aug 24, 2009 4:30am EDT
homeless. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> florida police on a man hunt got a little help from a kranl yous local resident. a dui suspect was trying to escape from authorities on foot but a home owner tackled the man in his yard. the brave resident who was formerly a bouncer flagged him down and waved to helicopters. >>> a bizarre freeway accident in california involved three cars and a plane. this was almost unbelievable. the small plane ran out of fuel and was forced to make an emergency landing on the highway. three cars ended up hitting that plane. neither the two passengers in the plane nor anyone in the cars were injured. >>> elsewhere in california, one dog in san diego may be head and shoulders above the rest. a massive great dane appears to be the world's tallest dog, standing 3'6" inches, up to his shoulders. the aptly named titan measures one inch taller than the record holder who recently died. >>> in los angeles, a very tall order for dumplings as competitors faced off to see who could devour the most. part of the annual japanes
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Aug 25, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. america's top rated internet--now even faster, and crystal clear phone service. all for just $79.99 a month for 6 months. plus, for a limited time, a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. that's an overall savings of $240 dollars over six months. don't miss this unbeatable value 3 great services, for the price of 2. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v today. >>> up to half the u.s. population could become infected with the swine flu. it could kill as many as 90,000 people. more than 500 americans have died from complications already. health officials are also concerned about people not taking the threat seriously enough. >> we know there is a lot of complacency on the continuum of being paralyzed with fear and complacency. we have to strike a balance. >> 50 million doses of the vaccine should be available by october, but it will likely be thanksgiving before many americans could get the vaccine. >>> martin o'malley says he is concerned budget cuts could mean problems in stopping the spread of the virus. while he is hopeful federal grant many
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Aug 26, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, for america he was a defender of a dream. >> hearts of praise from the president. >> he became one of the greatest senators. -- words of praise from president obama. >> mr. obama ordered flags at half staff from the white house to the capital. vice-president joe biden and remembered his close friend and colleague of more than 30 years. >> for 36 years i had the privilege of going to work and sitting next to him. and being a witness to history every single day. i would not be standing here were it not for ted kennedy. >> he was affectionately known as the liberal line and offered more than 2500 bills from civil rights to health care. >> he was important to the public policy of this country. >> it was this feeling of strength and power that went with his humanity that made him such a great senator. >> he is also drawing plenty of accolades from his republican colleagues. mitch mcconnell said his life was truly momentous. john mccain said he was irreplaceable. back to you. >> i hear is not just current lawmakers reacting to his passing but we are also hearing from several former presi
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Aug 27, 2009 4:30am EDT
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Aug 27, 2009 6:00pm EDT
- ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction by j.d. power and associates. america's top rated internet--now even faster, and crystal clear phone service. all for just $79.99 a month for 6 months. plus, for a limited time, a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. that's an overall savings of $240 dollars over six months. don't miss this unbeatable value 3 great services, for the price of 2. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v today. come on in. you're invited to the chevy open house. where getting a new vehicle is easy. because the price on the tag is the price you pay on remaining '08 and '09 models. you'll find low, straightforward pricing. it's simple. now get an 2009 chevy silverado half-ton for under $18,000 after all offers. go to chevy.com/openhouse for more details. >> the school got a new system for the display. also among the renovations, the nearly conserve flag that was flown during the battle of lake erie in war of 1812. >> this tells a lot about the history of the naval academy and some of our leaders in war and peace, and i th
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Aug 28, 2009 5:00am EDT
of dunkin' donuts coffee on ice. this looks like a good spot. you kin' do it. america runs on dunkin'. treat yourself today with an authentic caramel swirl iced latte. >> we have breaking news. baltimore county firefighters are at the scenes of two fires. at the start street united methodist church on eastern avenue. another at a single family home in essex. it's unclear if they were related to the weather. >> there were some lightning strikes and perhaps there was a sounder going off. >> know, that was for the flood warning in effect for it harford county. because there was loud thunder, there was a lot of lightning. we have to see the lightning had something to do with starting the two fires. it is possible. it was intense last night. >> it was. >> let's look at hd doppler radar. we are in kind of clothes to show you what's going on -- we are looking at it closely to see what's going on. the thunder and lightning is gone, but there's still intense rain in cecil county. that is moving to the east. it is responsible for the flood warning for harford county until 7:00 this morning. but there
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Aug 4, 2009 6:00am EDT
it. america runs on dunkin'. treat yourself today with an authentic caramel swirl iced latte. >> welcome back to "11 news today." some patchy fog around. be aware of that. the sun will come out and it obama's into the 91 degree range. -- warm us into the 91 degree range. a weak front is moving offshore. the heat and humidity from the mid-atlantic will be coming in. 67 degrees at the airport. the dewpoint are slowly creeping up in certain locations. some moisture in the air today. we will be 18 degrees in the western maryland mountains. but nice blue skies. we do not have the best air quality here. do not exercise outside if you are sensitive to pollutants in the environment. it will be humid and warm. as far as the bay forecast, only about 85 degrees in ocean city. we will get that late day seabreeze kicking in. is out easterly flow at 10 knots today. water temperatures 81 degrees across the board. the record high was 101 set back in 1930. and in 1966, 55 degrees was the record low. in contrast, of which should be 66 degrees 4 hour overnight lows. 71 degrees downtown. partly
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Aug 4, 2009 5:00pm EDT
industry isn't? >> so far, half of the cars came from america's big three that were sold under this program. some say it will not have a lasting impact on the economy until the government can create more jobs and boost consumer confidence. >> maryland has asked for more than $8 million for the cash for clunkers program. the most sought-after cars under the program -- the ford focus, the toyota corolla, and the honda civic. >> one woman is hoping the fight to go green will get the green light. she wants to add a wind turbine to the top of her home by city law prohibits that. john sherman joins us live with that story. >> right now, a city board is considering that proposal. this wind turbine is extremely tall and also 6 feet wide, facing considerable neighborhood opposition. >> i am here to get the wind turbine approved because the laws that were written in 1971 -- no one has ever heard of this and 1971. >> this is her home near federal help. she has big plans for the roof. this is a similar turbine actually in use. >> we have got to go into renewable energy. i am located with water on eithe
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